Crime prevention information day held to upskill the community in Alice Springs.
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) in conjunction with Neighbourhood Watch Northern Territory (NHWNT) hosted a Community Crime Prevention Information Day held Sunday 24 June.
Neighbourhood Watch Australasia Chief Executive Officer Maria Bennett said “The Community Crime Prevention Information Day was designed to wrap some support around the people of Alice Springs who have been doing it tough for a while now. Lots of practical information was shared on the day that could be put into practice as soon as the attendees went home. There was a free lunch and knowledge to better equip the residents of Alice Springs with Crime Prevention strategies”.
Bradley Currie, Acting Commander NTPF Southern Command also alerted business owners, operators and staff saying “Opportunistic theft continues to occur and I encourage community members to ensure their business premises, homes and vehicles are secured at all times and valuables are not left within sight or within business premises. Keys for business vehicles should also be secured, as we have observed a trend of business break-ins where offenders have accessed and stolen or interfered with business vehicles.”
“The reporting of all crime, suspicious and antisocial behaviour, allows police to act on any offence promptly and ensures our intelligence teams are able to direct patrols to identified crime and antisocial hotspots within the Southern Command’s area of responsibility” said Bradley Currie, Acting Commander NT Police Force.
Specialist presenters covered a broad range of topics including ‘How to Report Crime’ Bernie Durkin, ‘Crime prevention and deterring crime through environmental design’ Ray Andersson, ‘The Biz Secure program’ Bardia Bodaghi, ‘The role of the Northern Territory Police Intelligence and Coordination Centre’ Acting Snr Sergeant Dean Elliott, ‘Keeping our young people safe’ Dept of the Chief Minister Liz Olle, ‘Home and business online security and online scams’ ACCC Investigator Emma Godley.
It was a great opportunity to come together and share practical knowledge and techniques for crime prevention that we can use every day. The opportunity to meet with Police, security experts and child safety advisors in the field of crime prevention and work towards a safer, more connected and resilient community for everyone was well received in Alice Springs.